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South Street Seaport Museum, 273 Water Street, New York, New York County, NY



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273 Water Street Is Four-story Brick House In Center


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Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5686
Significance: Built in 1773 for Captain Joseph Rose, 273 Water Street is the oldest dwelling and shop and the third oldest building surviving in Manhattan. Originally built as a two and 1/2 story brick fronted frame structure with a shared cartway that ran to the East River, the building was raised to four stories in 1904 after a fire. Another fire in 1976 seriously damaged the building.

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Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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1. 273 WATER STREET IS FOUR-STORY BRICK HOUSE IN CENTER


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